Through the Mangrove Tunnels

Scott Lee (Ph.D. composition, 2018) releases new CD, "Through the Mangrove Tunnels"

Tuesday, October 20, 2020
On November 13, 2020, composer Scott Lee will release Through the Mangrove Tunnels on Panoramic Recordings, an imprint of New Focus Recordings. Through the Mangrove Tunnels, performed by the JACK Quartet with pianist Steven Beck... Read More »
Playing on the Edge 2

Dayton Kinney's music featured on new CD from Sirius Quartet

Tuesday, October 20, 2020
"The Canary Who Sang" is described as "a politically-inspired piece drawing parallels between the historical canaries in coal mines and today's whistleblowers: a musical testament on how one voice can potentially disrupt a larger society." In addition to Kinney's piece, Playing On The Edge 2... Read More »
Imani Mosley

Imani Mosley (Ph.D. musicology, 2019) contributes to NYT's "5 Minutes That Will Make You Love the Violin"

Tuesday, September 15, 2020
In The New York Times Music blog on Sept. 2, Mosley explains her choice of Vaughan Williams’s “The Lark Ascending” as a favorite violin showcase piece. Read Mosley's submission and listen to "The Lark Ascending" (David Nolan, violin; Vernon Handley conducting London Philharmonic Orchestra... Read More »
Verena Mösenbichler-Bryant

Verena Mösenbichler-Bryant named winner of the The American Prize in Conducting—band/wind ensemble (college/university division), 2019-20

Tuesday, September 1, 2020
The American Prize is a series of new, non-profit national competitions in the performing arts providing cash awards, professional adjudication and regional, national and international recognition for the best recorded performances by ensembles and individuals each year in the United States at the... Read More »
Matthew Zeller

Matthew Zeller (Ph.D. musicology, 2020) awarded post-doctoral fellowship at McGill University

Tuesday, August 25, 2020
At McGill's Schulich School of Music, Zeller will continue research from his graduate studies at Duke on Klangfarbenmelodie, timbral function in music, and planal analysis as part of the ACTOR (Analysis, Creation, and Teaching of Orchestration) Partnership. ACTOR,... Read More »
Evan Roberson and Andrew Waggoner

Evan Roberson named Associate Director of the Duke Jazz Ensemble; composer Andrew Waggoner to teach Introduction to Jazz class

Tuesday, August 18, 2020
While Professor Brown will continue to chart the direction of the Jazz Program and will be involved in its activities, Evan Roberson (photo left) will work with the Jazz Ensemble as the group’s Associate Director and composer Andrew Waggoner (photo right), who has previously taught... Read More »
New Musicology grad students fall 2020

Meet our new graduate students!

Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Duke Music welcomes three new graduate students in Musicology. We're excited to introduce Kinley Johnson (l), Andrew Moenning (c) and Jingxuan Zhang (r): Kinley: I am a first-year musicologist whose research focuses on music in film and television. My current research interests... Read More »
Birdsongs of a Necromancer

Dan Ruccia's (Ph.D. composition, 2013) group Cyanotype releases its second album

Thursday, August 13, 2020
Birdsongs of a Necromancer is a digital-only album recorded during the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown. It is an attempt to create presence through absence, in spite of absence, to spite absence. The eight tracks are fully improvised, each featuring a different quartet of NC-... Read More »
James Budinich

"5 x 8": Newly commissioned work by composer James Budinich

Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Budinich writes: "I had the great pleasure of working again with the choreographer Gabrielle Lamb on a virtual commission from Works & Process at the Guggenheim. As a response to the pandemic, W&P has been commissioning these short works that exist virtually on their social media and... Read More »
Ciompi Quartet with masks by Rodrigo Dorfman

Ciompi Quartet Performs Marie Jaëll's String Quartet

Tuesday, August 11, 2020
The string quartet of French pianist/composer Marie Jaëll was written in 1875, but was never performed or published in her lifetime. In 2009, Sébastien Troester discovered her unpublished manuscript in the archives of the National and University Library of Strasbourg. The Ciompi Quartet gave the... Read More »